Charitable Solicitations Act

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Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.

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The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Purpose

It is the intent of the Legislature to require the registration and financial reporting of Charitable Organizations, and the registration and bonding of Professional Solicitors.

The primary responsibility of the Office is to review applicants for registration who hold themselves out to be organized or operating for any charitable purpose and who solicit, accept, or obtain contributions from the public for any charitable purpose, and further to compile and maintain current information on registered Charitable Organizations and Professional Solicitors in the State of Maine.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx.This database is updated in real time as changes occur.The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

10 Day Notification